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No matter the time of year, there are always occasions to enjoy good wine surrounded by those we love. In collaboration with the SAQ, LUXE present a few suggestions for delicious wines, from sparkling to pinots and more!   In collaboration with SAQ Sparkling Wine CHAMPAGNE Lallier Grande Réserve Grand Cru France, 750 ml SAQ CODE: 11374251 PRICE: $48.50 Subtle

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Montreal Bottega This pizzeria ranks amongst the best in Montreal and perhaps wins the gold for its Neapolitan pizza. Bottega means “artisan shop” in Italian—a perfect name for this place which offers everything homemade, from pizza crust to gelato.   65 Saint-Zotique Street East Montreal 514-277-8104   www.bottega.ca   Brasserie Lucille’s The Brasserie Lucille’s menu focuses on expertly prepared classics

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Warmer weather calls for light and refreshing meals. Four of top chefs—Kevin Ramasawmy from Bar George, Olivier Vigneault from Jatoba, João Dias from Ferreira Café and Patrick Bermand from Restaurant Patrick Bermand— will be sharing their secrets behind some of their delicious recipes that you can try at home. Treat

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Nestled within the walls of Montréal’s Le Mount Stephen luxury hotel, Bar George celebrates the site’s rich history with delicious, U.K. inspired food. Head Chef Kevin Ramasawmy’s passion and unconventional career path have been fuelled by his exceptional talent and engaging personality. The chef opens up about his journey from

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Summer is almost here, which means it will soon be time to enjoy a refreshing glass of rosé. LUXE has teamed up with the SAQ to create this list of the best rosés to enjoy with friends or family this summer. Cheers!   SPARKLING ROSÉ Domaine Bergeville Le Rosé Brut 2017 France, 750 ml SAQ CODE:

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On the 65th floor of the Rockefeller Center, the bar offers a bird’s eye view of New York City. Some places are timeless; this is an unforgettable experience.   Like an eagle’s nest, Bar SixtyFive is perched at the top of a New York Art Deco classic, 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The bar

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Montréal has no shortage of cafe, bar and restaurant terraces for having a drink in the summer. But have you ever considered going to a hotel bar or terrace? Whether you are looking for a casual-chic atmosphere or a cosy ambiance, many luxury establishments are open to the public. These

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His name was on everyone’s lips for months. Internationally celebrated chef, restaurateur, author and television personality Marcus Samuelsson has joined forces with the prestigious Four Seasons hotel chain for his first foray into the Montréal restaurant scene. Last Monday, April 15, a lucky few were invited to meet the man

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Are you looking to try a new Montréal restaurant that won’t disappoint? LUXE has selected three for you. Gourmet delights await! Monarque Open for a little more than a year, Monarque quickly charmed Montrealers with its French-inspired gourmet cuisine. Run by father-and-son team Richard and Jérémie Bastien, the immense space in the

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KRUG Champagnes have been available and very popular with Quebecers for years. We caught up with Olivier Krug, director of the House of Krug and representative of the sixth generation of the family, while he was in Montréal to find out more about the visionary brand. Tell us the story of

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On August 6, we learned of the death of a giant in the fine dining industry: Joël Robuchon. On top of being given more stars by Michelin Guides than any other chef in the world, named Meilleur Ouvrier de France and crowned best cook of the century by Gault &

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Head sommelier at Coureur des Bois Bistro Culinaire, one of Quebec’s largest wine cellars, Hugo Duchesne was the 2016 of winner of the prestigious Grand Award from Wine Spectator and is among the province’s top sommeliers. In addition to his work as a sommelier, he teaches sommellerie at the Institut

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The Osprey at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is a collaboration between four men of incredible talent: Tribeca restaurant mogul Matt Abramcyk, Partner and Culinary Director Michael Oliver (Lafayette), Chef de Cuisine Mike Poiarkoff (Vinegar Hill House) and Barry Sternlicht of 1 Hotels. Reclaimed wood and living walls wrap the

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There’s nothing like starting off the weekend by brunching with friends or family LUXE magazine has selected its favourite spots. Take note! Maison Boulud The Ritz-Carlton’s restaurant is a must for people looking to have a good meal in a beautiful setting. You can enjoy lobster en brioche, house smoked salmon or

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Mont-Tremblant is an international-calibre destination for a wonderful vacation, whether in the heart of its ski resort or in the nearby town. In addition to offering a wide aray of high-quality lodgings, the area also offers exceptional dining experiences. Here are LUXE magazine’s suggestions. RESTAURANTS LA FORGE BISTRO-BAR GRILL After a whole day

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After a long day of work, it’s great to go for a drink with friends or colleagues. And if you can snack or even enjoy some delicious dishes at the same time, that’s even better. Here are several suggestions for the perfect way to end the workday. MAISON CLOAKROOM Located on De

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Le Coq Rico, which opened a few months ago in the Flatiron district, has an absolutely unique menu. The chef basically serves farm-style eggs and poultry, accompanied by fresh organic salads and vegetables. The cocktails are delicious, the wine selection judicious and the staff friendly. It’s a feel-good place, it’s

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Who said fashion people are always on a diet and don’t cook delicious, nutritious and well-concocted food? If you still think so, you will change your mind when you try cooking with Zac Posen, the fashion designer, Project runway host and now cookbook author.   Food and clothing have this in common:

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Philippe Lapeyrie is the head sommelier at the most prestigious wine competition in North America, Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada. He also teaches wine service at the École hôtelière de la Capitale in Quebec City, in addition to being a radio and television commentator and présenter at many conferences. In his guide, Le Lapeyrie 2017,

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To the delight of Montreal’s epicureans and the "epicurious," Le Parloir–Private Cellars officially opened its doors at 424 Guy St. on October 1st. This new concept, located in the centre of trendy Griffintown, invites members to store, share and consume their own wine in the luxury of reserved cellars.   Open exclusively

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New Yorkers spend many of their evenings going out onto rooftops, that is, if they pass the mighty guard who is selecting the beautiful people from the line of spectacular candidates. Not very politically correct a process, nor pleasant to go through, but the view and the atmosphere make it

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Over the past forty years, California has made great strides in the winemaking industry and its wines are gaining increased international recognition. The LUXE Magazine team toured the sumptuous Napa Valley region, about an hour from San Francisco. Here is our report.   With its Mediterranean climate, the Napa Valley is heaven for wine connoisseurs and gourmets

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During a private evening event held on March 23 at New York City’s Steinway Hall, Glenmorangie unveiled therarest, oldest and deepest single malt Scotch whisky that the Highlands distillery has ever produced: GlenmorangiePride 1974. To mark the special occasion, Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation &Whisky Stocks,

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We eat well in Montreal, and throughout Quebec. The range of possibilities is impressive, with more than 6,000 restaurants in Montreal alone. But what about high-end fine dining? Compared to Europe, or even closer to New York or Chicago, which establishments offer Quebecers and tourists an exceptional culinary experience? To

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The Auberge Saint-Antoine, a Relais & Châteaux member, along with its restaurant Panache, have won four stars in the Forbes Travel Guide’s official 2017 ranking. This distinction is the latest in a series of excellence awards received in recent months (Best Hotel in Canada by TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travellers’ Choice Awards, and Best 4-Star Hotel in Canada by the 2017

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A bistro, a bar and an underground forest that turns into a nightclub: Le Soubois invites lovers of good cheer and festive music to a multisensory experience in this unusual fairyland setting, right in the heart of downtown Montréal.   We had barely crossed the restaurant’s doorstep when the projected image

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Daniel Boulud comes from a village near Lyons in France. Today he heads a gastronomic empire that includes seven restaurants in New York (including DANIEL, with a star in the Guide Michelin) and a number of other establishments around the world. LUXE met him last February when he was visiting

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In the heart of the Var region 25 kilometres from Fréjus in France, the magnificent Château d’Esclans estate covers 267 hectares, including 44 hectares of vineyards. Owner Sacha Lichine is a visionary who has been passionate about wine since childhood. He has established a range of exceptional rosés in collaboration with oenologist Patrick

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At the end of an alley in a little village in Provence named Lorgues sits a flower of French gastronomy: Chez Bruno. This world-renowned restaurant has been specializing in truffles for 35 years. Its success is due to its founder, Clément Bruno, and now he is leaving to his sons, Benjamin

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Simple, accessible, light: the protected origin labelled wines produced at Château les Crostes (mainly Côtes de Provence) resemble their producer, Prince Félix of Luxembourg. Passionate about wines, the young man took over his father-in-law’s business two years ago. Surrounded by a group of experienced experts, he has developed a very affordable

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Reopened this past April after major renovations, the Louis XV has a majestic interior décor that combines vestiges of its heritage with contemporary furnishings. Its culinary repertoire, orchestrated by chef Dominique Lory, is even more exceptional than before.   The cuisine at the Louis XV - Alain Ducasse, located in Monaco’s Hôtel de

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One hundred and sixty years. That’s how very long the love story has endured between Veuve Clicquot and Canada. This past November 3, the House of Veuve Clicquot brought together carefully chosen guests at the prestigious Château Frontenac in Québec City to celebrate this important event. LUXE was there.   Québec

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People have been waiting for this moment all spring: the opening of new restaurants on the New York scene. The trend is very French, taking inspiration from both haute cuisine and regional specialities. The chefs in greatest vogue are taking advantage of the good weather to suggest new concepts in

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When restaurant specialists partnered with personalities from Montréal nightlife, they created two ultra trendy restaurants that are rapidly making a place for themselves in the hearts of gourmets. Welcome Flyjin and Jatoba! Flyjin: two restaurants in one A dynamic team, a very talented chef, a chic, mysterious location and a hellish atmosphere:

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Located in the heart of Griffintown, Le Richmond has become an essential gastronomic destination for anyone who loves reinvented refined Italian cuisine. Its two visionary owners, Paul Soucie and Luc Laroche, are in the process of adding a unique deluxe grocery store.   As soon as we cross the threshold, Le Richmond

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Switzerland is an absolutely marvellous country that is worth exploring. I went there for the first time this year and I’ve fallen in love with it.   The Québécois have a lot in common with the Swiss. First, we love to laugh! We take our work seriously without taking ourselves seriously. We

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A native of Hull, Georges Laurier started working at the age of 15 for a well-known local caterer. Later, he enrolled in the education programme of a university but then changed his mind, deciding to pursue his first passion: cooking. He left school to work full-time on his career of

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Since last January, Carlos Ferreira, owner of renowned restaurants Ferreira Café, Taverne F and Café Vasco da Gama, has handed over the daily running of the Groupe to his daughter Sandra, the new Director of Operations. He is still very much on the scene to manage the transition. Sandra is

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